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The Resource Body Work

Body Work

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Body Work
Title
Body Work
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Subject
Summary
AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLERMemoir meets craft master class in this “daring, honest, psychologically insightful” exploration of how we think and write about intimate experiences—“a must read for anybody shoving a pen across paper or staring into a screen or a past" (Mary Karr)In this bold and exhilarating mix of memoir and master class, Melissa Febos tackles the emotional, psychological, and physical work of writing intimately while offering an utterly fresh examination of the storyteller’s life and the questions which run through it. How might we go about capturing on the page the relationships that have formed us? How do we write about our bodies, their desires and traumas? What does it mean for an author’s way of writing, or living, to be dismissed as “navel-gazing”—or else hailed as “so brave, so raw”? And to whom, in the end, do our most intimate stories belong? Drawing on her own path from aspiring writer to acclaimed author and writing professor—via addiction and recovery, sex work and academia—Melissa Febos has created a captivating guide to the writing life, and a brilliantly unusual exploration of subjectivity, privacy, and the power of divulgence. Candid and inspiring, Body Work will empower readers and writers alike, offering ideas—and occasional notes of caution—to anyone who has ever hoped to see themselves in a story
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Febos, Melissa
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Language Arts
  • Self-Improvement
  • Writing
  • Nonfiction
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Body Work
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:2d865a72-9576-4e6c-a4ef-270750cbe5c7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781646220861
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Body Work
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2d865a72-9576-4e6c-a4ef-270750cbe5c7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781646220861
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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